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Dec 13, 2019

The future of alternative funds

Last month, SS&C co-hosted an Alternative Investment Funds Reception at the London Residence of the Ambassador of Luxembourg, hosted by His Excellency Mr. Jean Olinger, Ambassador of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg to the Court of St James’s in Great Britain.

Dec 12, 2019

Putting the super back into super funds

Australia’s superannuation system is one of the most successful in the world. Not only is it the fourth largest in the world, but it has the highest rate of return in the OECD. Despite this success, many of the country’s super funds face significant threats to their viability, including poor returns, inefficient operations, inability to scale, excessive fees and an overreliance on revenue from inactive accounts.

 

Dec 11, 2019

Total Cost of Care: understanding drivers and measuring performance

Healthcare spending in the United States is a serious problem, but certainly not a new one. According to CMS annual national health expenditure projections, the U.S. will be at an enormous $6 trillion in healthcare spending by 2027.

 

Dec 10, 2019

What I learned from trying to solve interoperability without a use case

I have worked in healthcare for close to 30 years, and like many of you, I have learned quite a few lessons along the way.  I have been part of the healthcare “crack the interoperability nut” generation that started in 2005 with a primary focus on moving data for coordinated care delivery, provider-to-provider.

Dec 9, 2019

M&A deal marketing just got a lot easier

Most mergers and acquisitions (M&A) professionals, particularly investment bankers, will tell you that deal marketing is not only one of the most crucial phases of the M&A deal lifecycle, it’s also the most complex, time-consuming and potentially error-prone.

Dec 6, 2019

Rule 606: Get ready for implementation

Sometimes delays give us a chance to deeply understand the root of a problem and help us formulate an appropriate plan of action. In the case of the recent surge in regulation in the U.S. financial markets—particularly for broker-dealers—606b and its repeated delays have been met with open arms.

Dec 5, 2019

Investment performance teams seek freedom from operations

As a panelist and attendee at PMAR West, I heard some consistent themes in my discussions with investment performance measurement professionals. Performance teams are looking to spend less time on operations, and have more time available for analysis and value-added activities.

Dec 4, 2019

Financial services firms continue to outsource mid-to-back-office operations to remain competitive

A growing trend continues among financial services firms to outsource their middle and back-office operations and accounting processes. In a recent SS&C survey of companies in one major buy-side segment, 62% of those firms surveyed cited outsourcing or co-sourcing as a high priority.

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